Easy chicken in tomato sauce recipe. This chicken breast in tomato sauce is packed full of flavor, moist, tender, healthy, and quick. You can also use chicken thighs for this simple 30 minutes recipe.Serve it with pasta, noodles, potatoes, rice or any side of choice for a tasty dinner.
Prep Time10 minutesmins
Cook Time30 minutesmins
Course: Chicken, Main Course
Cuisine: American, British
Keyword: chicken breast in tomato sauce, chicken in tomato sauce, chicken in tomato sauce recipe
3pieces chicken breasts or boneless chicken thighs
1400g canchopped tomatoes
1teaspoonBlack pepperor to taste
2tablespoonOilVegetable, sunflower or olive oil.
1Bouillon cube or powder
1cupChicken broth or Wine
Pat dry and season chicken with salt, and pepper (you can add any other seasoning of choice).Add oil to a skillet over medium heat then add in the seasoned chicken breasts or thighs.
Let it cook for 6-8 minutes then flip them over to cook the other side for another 6-8 minutes.Remove the chicken from the skillet.
Add chopped onions and garlic into the skillet and stir till onions are transclucent. This takes about 2 minutes.Add in the chopped tomatoes, black pepper, parsley, bouillon cube, thyme, basil, salt, and chicken broth. Stir and simmer for 5 minutes.If using cream, add it into the pan at this time.
Add the pan-fried chicken back into the skillet and let the tomato sauce simmer on low heat for 10-15 minutes.When it's cooked, take off heat and serve.
You can dice the chicken into bite size to make it diced chicken in tomato sauce.
Substitute black pepper for cayenne pepper or crushed chili pepper.
Adjust pepper to your taste. Add more if you'd like it spicier.
You can substitute chicken broth for white wine.
Chicken is safe to eat when the internal temperature is at least 165F/ 75C.
You can add vegetables like bell peppers in the sauce. Just chop it and add at the same time with the tomatoes.
Add any other seasonings you would like in the sauce.
It stores well so you can double the portion and store it for later.